The Very Best of Little Anthony & the Imperials

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
This substantial but incomplete despite 67 tracks compilation presents an overview of Little Anthony & the Imperials' recordings from their initial End single "I Cover the Waterfront" to some later United Artists sides. The tracks are kind of in chronological order but not in the strictest sense, which is the only bugaboo. A lot of the weaker Veep sides were omitted along with the Thom Bell productions for Avco Embassy, the Janus sides, etc., but this is still an ample gathering of their late-'50s/mid-'60s recordings. Early droppings "Tears on My Pillow," "Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop," "Two People in the World," and "The Diary" prepare you for the more sophisticated ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
This substantial but incomplete despite 67 tracks compilation presents an overview of Little Anthony & the Imperials' recordings from their initial End single "I Cover the Waterfront" to some later United Artists sides. The tracks are kind of in chronological order but not in the strictest sense, which is the only bugaboo. A lot of the weaker Veep sides were omitted along with the Thom Bell productions for Avco Embassy, the Janus sides, etc., but this is still an ample gathering of their late-'50s/mid-'60s recordings. Early droppings "Tears on My Pillow," "Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop," "Two People in the World," and "The Diary" prepare you for the more sophisticated "I'm on the Outside Looking In," "Take Me Back," "Going Out of My Head," and "Hurt So Bad." This box set is too long to take in one sitting, especially since Little Anthony is the sole lead voice, but is a necessary and welcome CD for the group's faithful legion of silver-headed fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/28/2000
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431008027
  • Catalog Number: 80
  • Sales rank: 200,446

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tears on My Pillow (2:20)
  2. 2 I Cover the Waterfront (2:24)
  3. 3 Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop (2:10)
  4. 4 Two People in the World (2:59)
  5. 5 The Diary (2:35)
  6. 6 Bayou, Bayou Baby (2:26)
  7. 7 Prove It Tonight (2:03)
  8. 8 I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night (2:45)
  9. 9 A Prayer and a Juke Box (2:29)
  10. 10 Dream (2:39)
  11. 11 So Much (2:24)
  12. 12 Over the Rainbow (2:16)
  13. 13 Formula of Love (2:45)
  14. 14 I'm Still in Love With You (2:30)
  15. 15 A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (2:31)
  16. 16 Traveling Stranger (2:05)
  17. 17 They Say It's Wonderful (2:59)
  18. 18 I'm Taking a Vacation from Love (2:08)
  19. 19 Count the Hours (2:19)
  20. 20 If You Are But a Dream (2:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Wishful Thinking (2:45)
  2. 2 Only Sympathy (2:09)
  3. 3 Please Say You Want Me (2:49)
  4. 4 When You Wish Upon a Star (2:36)
  5. 5 Cha Cha Heart (2:21)
  6. 6 So Near and Yet So Far (2:58)
  7. 7 What Did I Do (2:48)
  8. 8 Somebody (2:12)
  9. 9 Don't Get Around Much Anymore (2:56)
  10. 10 Limbo, Pt 1 & 2 (5:25)
  11. 11 This Love of Mine (2:43)
  12. 12 Two People in the World (2:38)
  13. 13 Oh Yeah (2:24)
  14. 14 So Much (2:41)
  15. 15 My Empty Room (2:33)
  16. 16 Ooh! Look-A-There, Ain't She Pretty? (2:42)
  17. 17 It's Not for Me (2:20)
  18. 18 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (2:20)
  19. 19 River Path (2:56)
  20. 20 I'm Alright (2:24)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I'm on the Outside (Looking In) (3:11)
  2. 2 Where Did Our Love Go (2:00)
  3. 3 People (2:58)
  4. 4 The Girl from Ipanema (2:48)
  5. 5 Make It Easy on Yourself (2:35)
  6. 6 Walk on By (2:43)
  7. 7 Tears on My Pillow (2:14)
  8. 8 The Exodus Song (1:52)
  9. 9 Funny How Time Slips Away (3:21)
  10. 10 Please Go (2:03)
  11. 11 Our Song (2:56)
  12. 12 A Letter a Day (2:34)
  13. 13 Goin' Out of My Head (2:29)
  14. 14 What a Diff'rence a Day Makes (2:22)
  15. 15 Reputation (2:27)
  16. 16 Hurt (2:10)
  17. 17 It's Just a Matter of Time (2:30)
  18. 18 Never Again (2:18)
  19. 19 Hurt So Bad (2:19)
  20. 20 Where Are You? (2:13)
  21. 21 Take Me Back (2:36)
  22. 22 Who's Sorry Now? (3:14)
  23. 23 I Miss You So (2:37)
  24. 24 Get Out of My Life (1:59)
  25. 25 Out of Sight, Out of Mind (2:42)
  26. 26 The Ten Commandments of Love (3:06)
  27. 27 Help Me Find a Way (To Say I Love You) (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Little Anthony & the Imperials Primary Artist
Little Anthony Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Little Walter Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Neil Sedaka Composer
Frank Sinatra Composer
Jon Anderson Composer
William Bell Composer
Brook Benton Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Trevor Rabin Composer
Chris Squire Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Art Pepper Composer
Bob Smith Composer
Jimmy Henderson Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Alan White Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler Composer
Teddy Randazzo Composer
Josef Myrow Composer
María Mendez Grever Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
Andraé Crouch Composer
Richard Barrett Composer
Jerry Chesnut Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Ernest Gold Composer
Howard Greenfield Composer
Leigh Harline Composer
Bobby Hart Composer
Donald Hayes Composer
Belford Hendricks Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Peter Hook Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
Al Lewis Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Clyde Otis Composer
Mark Paul Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Henry W. Sanicola Jr. Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Stephen Morris Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Mark Marymont Liner Notes
Jack Fulton Composer
Geoff Tate Composer
Michael Wilton Composer
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Anthony Gourdine Composer
Carmen Lombardo Composer
Ernest Wright Jr. Composer
Clarence Todd Composer
Bob Weinstein Composer
Benny Williams Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
Helen Miller Composer
Naomi Neville Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Nat Bonx Composer
Charles Boone Composer
Sylvester Bradford Composer
Patrick Welch Composer
Bobby Wilding Composer
Moe Jaffe Composer
Gary Shelton Composer
Bertha Scott Composer
Marshall Paul Composer
Robert Luke Harshman Composer
Sol Parker Composer
Sid Robin Composer
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